|Alternate:||Specific Gravity Urine|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 1 hour, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||Plastic urine container with lid|
|Temperature:||Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour or refrigerate.|
|Normal:||1.003 - 1.035 g/mL|
|Uses:||Specific gravity may be used as one indicator of renal function, reflecting the ability of the kidneys to concentrate urine.|
|Limitations:||Glucose, protein, and IVP dye can cause falsely elevated results. One gram of glucose per deciliter will elevate the specific gravity approximately 0.004 g/mL. One gram of protein will elevate the specific gravity approximately 0.003 g/mL.|
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